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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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CONSOLIDATION OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY
EDUCATION—CHAPTER 2 STATE BLOCK GRANT (CFDA No. 84.151)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation; Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improve-
ment Act of 1981, enacted as part of Subtitle D of Title V of the
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, P.L.-97-35*'as amended.
(Expires September 30, 1987)

Funding Since 1982;

Fiscal Year   Authorization      Appropriation

1982               $589,368,000               $442,176,000

1983                 589,368,000                 450,655,000

1984                 589,368,000                 450,655,000

Purpose: To assist State and local educational agencies to im-
prove elementary and secondary education, through consolidation
of 42 elementary and secondary education programs into a single
authorization. The goal is to reduce paperwork and assign
responsibility for the design and implementation of Chapter 2
programs to local educational agencies (LEAs). State educational
agencies (SEAs) have the basic responsibility for the administra-
tion and supervision of Chapter 2 programs.

Eligibility: All States including the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico; and the Insular Areas including American Samoa,
Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific
Islands, and the Virgin Islands.

State Assurances: State applications must (1) describe the alloca-
tion of funds reserved for State use among authorized purposes,in-
cluding funds required to provide equitable benefits for children
enrolled in private schools; and (2) provide for continuing
consultation with an appointed advisory committee, for annual
evaluations of the supported programs, for the maintenance of
records required for fiscal audits and program evaluations, for
assurances of compliance with Chapter 2 requirements and for
public notice and dissemination of certain information.

Local Assurances; In their applications to their States, LEAs must

(1) describe the allocation of funds among authorized purposes;

(2) assure compliance with the requirements of Chapter 2, includ-
ing the participation of private school children; (3) agree to
keep records for fiscal audit and program evaluation purposes and
provide such Information to the SEA; and (4) consult with parents,
teachers and administrative personnel, and other appropriate
groups regarding the allocation of funds for Chapter 2 programs
and the design, planning and implementation of Chapter 2 programs.                                        593,042